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The research conducted by NIAMS investigators and clinicians spans many fields of science. Often, however, our scientists share research interests, goals, and techniques. Below, we invite you to explore our laboratories, which are grouped according to several major scientific focus areas. An alphabetical list of all laboratories is also available.

Autoimmunity

Juvenile Arthritis Pathogenesis Unit

Keith A. Sikora, M.D.
Led by Dr. Keith Sikora, the unit studies juvenile-onset spondyloarthritis, which often develops into AS, a form of inflammatory arthritis.

Juvenile Myositis Pathogenesis and Therapeutics Unit

Hanna Kim, M.S., M.D.
Led by Dr. Hanna Kim, this unit studies juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis, by comprehensively evaluating patients to better understand disease pathogenesis and conducting early phase clinical trials to evaluate new treatments.

Laboratory of Lymphocyte Nuclear Biology

Rafael C. Casellas, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Rafael Casellas, the lab investigates immune cell processes, and how they impact autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases.

Lupus Clinical Trials Unit

Sarfaraz Hasni, M.D.
Led by Dr. Sarfaraz Hasni, the unit studies the natural history and pathogenesis of lupus and involved in designing and conducting early phase clinical trials.

Scleroderma Genomics and Health Disparities Unit

Pravitt Gourh, M.D.
The Scleroderma Genomics and Health Disparities Unit is focused on unraveling genetic risk by using genomic technologies and dissecting the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in order to comprehend autoimmune, fibrotic, and health disparity conditions.

Systemic Autoimmunity Branch

Mariana J. Kaplan, M.D.
Led by Dr. Mariana Kaplan, the branch studies autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, seeking treatments and improved outcomes.

Translational Genetics and Genomics Unit

Michael J. Ombrello, M.D.
Led by Dr. Michael Ombrello, the unit uses genomic approaches to understand the underlying factors of autoinflammatory and rheumatic diseases.

Vasculitis Translational Research Program

Peter Grayson, M.D., M.Sc.
Led by Dr. Peter Grayson, the program studies systemic vasculitis by evaluating patients with the disease through comprehensive research initiatives.

Cancer Biology

Cutaneous Development and Carcinogenesis Section

Isaac Brownell, M.D., Ph.D.

The Cutaneous Development and Carcinogenesis Section studies the signaling pathways such as Hedgehog signaling that regulate the development and maintenance of normal skin and the changes in these signals that occur during the formation of skin cancer. Our investigations include studying the specification and maintenance of cell lineages in the skin, studying the regulation of stem cells in the skin, and using mouse genetics to model carcinogenesis in the skin.

Laboratory of Lymphocyte Nuclear Biology

Rafael C. Casellas, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Rafael Casellas, the lab investigates immune cell processes, and how they impact autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases.

Laboratory of Skin Biology

Maria I. Morasso, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Maria I. Morasso, the lab studies processes of epidermal differentiation, skin barrier formation and wound healing.

Cell Biology

Clinical and Investigative Orthopedics Surgery Unit

Timothy Bhattacharyya, M.D.
Led by Dr. Timothy Bhattacharyya, the unit investigates orthopedic conditions, including femur fractures and hip infections, and related treatments.

Laboratory of Lymphocyte Nuclear Biology

Rafael C. Casellas, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Rafael Casellas, the lab investigates immune cell processes, and how they impact autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases.

Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation

Vittorio Sartorelli, M.D.
Led by Dr. Vittorio Sartorelli, the lab studies mechanisms that regulate specification, differentiation, and regeneration of skeletal muscle cells.

Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch

John O’Shea, M.D.
Led by Dr. John O’Shea, the branch investigates how T cells play a role in both immune defense and development of immune-mediated diseases.

Pediatric Translational Research Branch

Robert A. Colbert, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Robert Colbert, the branch studies Spondyloarthritis, particularly early-onset Ankylosing Spondylitis and spinal development in children.

Systemic Autoimmunity Branch

Mariana J. Kaplan, M.D.
Led by Dr. Mariana Kaplan, the branch studies autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, seeking treatments and improved outcomes.

Chromosome Biology

Laboratory of Lymphocyte Nuclear Biology

Rafael C. Casellas, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Rafael Casellas, the lab investigates immune cell processes, and how they impact autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases.

Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation

Vittorio Sartorelli, M.D.
Led by Dr. Vittorio Sartorelli, the lab studies mechanisms that regulate specification, differentiation, and regeneration of skeletal muscle cells.

Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch

John O’Shea, M.D.
Led by Dr. John O’Shea, the branch investigates how T cells play a role in both immune defense and development of immune-mediated diseases.

Clinical Research

Cutaneous Leukocyte Biology Section

Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, the section investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate immunological and structural homeostasis in the skin.

Cutaneous Microbiome and Inflammation Section

Heidi H. Kong, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Led by Heidi Kong, the section uses genomics to study the skin microbes in healthy individuals and patients with skin diseases and to expand our understanding of host-microbe interactions.

Dermatology Consultation Service

Edward W. Cowen, M.D., M.H.Sc.
The Dermatology Consultation Service at the NIH Clinical Center evaluates patients with a variety of rare diseases with cutaneous manifestations. In addition, patients who experience adverse reactions to experimental therapeutic agents or manifest unrelated skin conditions while at the NIH are evaluated and treated. Dermatology Branch clinical fellows, fellows from other NIH Institutes, and visiting dermatology residents from around the country receive training on the Dermatology consult service.

Functional Immunogenomics Unit

Luis M. Franco, M.D.
The Functional Immunogenomics Unit applies cutting-edge genomic technologies to the solution of medically important questions related to the immune system. A major focus is on the molecular dissection of the immunoregulatory effects of glucocorticoids

Juvenile Myositis Pathogenesis and Therapeutics Unit

Hanna Kim, M.S., M.D.
Led by Dr. Hanna Kim, this unit studies juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis, by comprehensively evaluating patients to better understand disease pathogenesis and conducting early phase clinical trials to evaluate new treatments.

Lupus Clinical Trials Unit

Sarfaraz Hasni, M.D.
Led by Dr. Sarfaraz Hasni, the unit studies the natural history and pathogenesis of lupus and involved in designing and conducting early phase clinical trials.

Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch

John O’Shea, M.D.
Led by Dr. John O’Shea, the branch investigates how T cells play a role in both immune defense and development of immune-mediated diseases.

Muscle Disease Unit

Andrew Mammen, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Andrew Mammen, the unit researches human muscle diseases, as well the basic biology of skeletal muscle regeneration.

Pediatric Translational Research Branch

Robert A. Colbert, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Robert Colbert, the branch studies Spondyloarthritis, particularly early-onset Ankylosing Spondylitis and spinal development in children.

Scleroderma Genomics and Health Disparities Unit

Pravitt Gourh, M.D.
The Scleroderma Genomics and Health Disparities Unit is focused on unraveling genetic risk by using genomic technologies and dissecting the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in order to comprehend autoimmune, fibrotic, and health disparity conditions.

Systemic Autoimmunity Branch

Mariana J. Kaplan, M.D.
Led by Dr. Mariana Kaplan, the branch studies autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, seeking treatments and improved outcomes.

Vasculitis Translational Research Program

Peter Grayson, M.D., M.Sc.
Led by Dr. Peter Grayson, the program studies systemic vasculitis by evaluating patients with the disease through comprehensive research initiatives.

Computational Biology

Cutaneous Development and Carcinogenesis Section

Isaac Brownell, M.D., Ph.D.

The Cutaneous Development and Carcinogenesis Section studies the signaling pathways such as Hedgehog signaling that regulate the development and maintenance of normal skin and the changes in these signals that occur during the formation of skin cancer. Our investigations include studying the specification and maintenance of cell lineages in the skin, studying the regulation of stem cells in the skin, and using mouse genetics to model carcinogenesis in the skin.

Cutaneous Leukocyte Biology Section

Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, the section investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate immunological and structural homeostasis in the skin.

Cutaneous Microbiome and Inflammation Section

Heidi H. Kong, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Led by Heidi Kong, the section uses genomics to study the skin microbes in healthy individuals and patients with skin diseases and to expand our understanding of host-microbe interactions.

Functional Immunogenomics Unit

Luis M. Franco, M.D.
The Functional Immunogenomics Unit applies cutting-edge genomic technologies to the solution of medically important questions related to the immune system. A major focus is on the molecular dissection of the immunoregulatory effects of glucocorticoids

Juvenile Myositis Pathogenesis and Therapeutics Unit

Hanna Kim, M.S., M.D.
Led by Dr. Hanna Kim, this unit studies juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis, by comprehensively evaluating patients to better understand disease pathogenesis and conducting early phase clinical trials to evaluate new treatments.

Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation

Vittorio Sartorelli, M.D.
Led by Dr. Vittorio Sartorelli, the lab studies mechanisms that regulate specification, differentiation, and regeneration of skeletal muscle cells.

Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch

John O’Shea, M.D.
Led by Dr. John O’Shea, the branch investigates how T cells play a role in both immune defense and development of immune-mediated diseases.

Scleroderma Genomics and Health Disparities Unit

Pravitt Gourh, M.D.
The Scleroderma Genomics and Health Disparities Unit is focused on unraveling genetic risk by using genomic technologies and dissecting the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in order to comprehend autoimmune, fibrotic, and health disparity conditions.

Vasculitis Translational Research Program

Peter Grayson, M.D., M.Sc.
Led by Dr. Peter Grayson, the program studies systemic vasculitis by evaluating patients with the disease through comprehensive research initiatives.

Developmental Biology

Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation

Vittorio Sartorelli, M.D.
Led by Dr. Vittorio Sartorelli, the lab studies mechanisms that regulate specification, differentiation, and regeneration of skeletal muscle cells.

Laboratory of Skin Biology

Maria I. Morasso, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Maria I. Morasso, the lab studies processes of epidermal differentiation, skin barrier formation and wound healing.

Epidemiology

Clinical and Investigative Orthopedics Surgery Unit

Timothy Bhattacharyya, M.D.
Led by Dr. Timothy Bhattacharyya, the unit investigates orthopedic conditions, including femur fractures and hip infections, and related treatments.

Lupus Genomics and Global Health Disparities Unit

Laura B. Lewandowski, M.S., M.D.
Dr. Lewandowski leads a team of scientists studying systemic lupus erythematosus patients in populations around the globe. Her research focuses on genetic drivers of severe disease and inflammation in diverse cohorts worldwide.

Vasculitis Translational Research Program

Peter Grayson, M.D., M.Sc.
Led by Dr. Peter Grayson, the program studies systemic vasculitis by evaluating patients with the disease through comprehensive research initiatives.

Genetics and Genomics

Clinical and Investigative Orthopedics Surgery Unit

Timothy Bhattacharyya, M.D.
Led by Dr. Timothy Bhattacharyya, the unit investigates orthopedic conditions, including femur fractures and hip infections, and related treatments.

Cutaneous Microbiome and Inflammation Section

Heidi H. Kong, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Led by Heidi Kong, the section uses genomics to study the skin microbes in healthy individuals and patients with skin diseases and to expand our understanding of host-microbe interactions.

Functional Immunogenomics Unit

Luis M. Franco, M.D.
The Functional Immunogenomics Unit applies cutting-edge genomic technologies to the solution of medically important questions related to the immune system. A major focus is on the molecular dissection of the immunoregulatory effects of glucocorticoids

Juvenile Arthritis Pathogenesis Unit

Keith A. Sikora, M.D.
Led by Dr. Keith Sikora, the unit studies juvenile-onset spondyloarthritis, which often develops into AS, a form of inflammatory arthritis.

Laboratory of Lymphocyte Nuclear Biology

Rafael C. Casellas, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Rafael Casellas, the lab investigates immune cell processes, and how they impact autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases.

Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation

Vittorio Sartorelli, M.D.
Led by Dr. Vittorio Sartorelli, the lab studies mechanisms that regulate specification, differentiation, and regeneration of skeletal muscle cells.

Laboratory of Skin Biology

Maria I. Morasso, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Maria I. Morasso, the lab studies processes of epidermal differentiation, skin barrier formation and wound healing.

Lupus Genomics and Global Health Disparities Unit

Laura B. Lewandowski, M.S., M.D.
Dr. Lewandowski leads a team of scientists studying systemic lupus erythematosus patients in populations around the globe. Her research focuses on genetic drivers of severe disease and inflammation in diverse cohorts worldwide.

Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch

John O’Shea, M.D.
Led by Dr. John O’Shea, the branch investigates how T cells play a role in both immune defense and development of immune-mediated diseases.

Pediatric Translational Research Branch

Robert A. Colbert, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Robert Colbert, the branch studies Spondyloarthritis, particularly early-onset Ankylosing Spondylitis and spinal development in children.

RNA Molecular Biology Group

Markus Hafner, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Markus Hafner, the group studies the makeup of ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) involved in cellular RNA transport and control of RNA stability.

Scleroderma Genomics and Health Disparities Unit

Pravitt Gourh, M.D.
The Scleroderma Genomics and Health Disparities Unit is focused on unraveling genetic risk by using genomic technologies and dissecting the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in order to comprehend autoimmune, fibrotic, and health disparity conditions.

Translational Genetics and Genomics Unit

Michael J. Ombrello, M.D.
Led by Dr. Michael Ombrello, the unit uses genomic approaches to understand the underlying factors of autoinflammatory and rheumatic diseases.

Vasculitis Translational Research Program

Peter Grayson, M.D., M.Sc.
Led by Dr. Peter Grayson, the program studies systemic vasculitis by evaluating patients with the disease through comprehensive research initiatives.

Health Disparities

Lupus Genomics and Global Health Disparities Unit

Laura B. Lewandowski, M.S., M.D.
Dr. Lewandowski leads a team of scientists studying systemic lupus erythematosus patients in populations around the globe. Her research focuses on genetic drivers of severe disease and inflammation in diverse cohorts worldwide.

Scleroderma Genomics and Health Disparities Unit

Pravitt Gourh, M.D.
The Scleroderma Genomics and Health Disparities Unit is focused on unraveling genetic risk by using genomic technologies and dissecting the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in order to comprehend autoimmune, fibrotic, and health disparity conditions.

Immunology

Cutaneous Leukocyte Biology Section

Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, the section investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate immunological and structural homeostasis in the skin.

Dermatology Consultation Service

Edward W. Cowen, M.D., M.H.Sc.
The Dermatology Consultation Service at the NIH Clinical Center evaluates patients with a variety of rare diseases with cutaneous manifestations. In addition, patients who experience adverse reactions to experimental therapeutic agents or manifest unrelated skin conditions while at the NIH are evaluated and treated. Dermatology Branch clinical fellows, fellows from other NIH Institutes, and visiting dermatology residents from around the country receive training on the Dermatology consult service.

Functional Immunogenomics Unit

Luis M. Franco, M.D.
The Functional Immunogenomics Unit applies cutting-edge genomic technologies to the solution of medically important questions related to the immune system. A major focus is on the molecular dissection of the immunoregulatory effects of glucocorticoids

Juvenile Arthritis Pathogenesis Unit

Keith A. Sikora, M.D.
Led by Dr. Keith Sikora, the unit studies juvenile-onset spondyloarthritis, which often develops into AS, a form of inflammatory arthritis.

Juvenile Myositis Pathogenesis and Therapeutics Unit

Hanna Kim, M.S., M.D.
Led by Dr. Hanna Kim, this unit studies juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis, by comprehensively evaluating patients to better understand disease pathogenesis and conducting early phase clinical trials to evaluate new treatments.

Laboratory of Lymphocyte Nuclear Biology

Rafael C. Casellas, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Rafael Casellas, the lab investigates immune cell processes, and how they impact autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases.

Lupus Clinical Trials Unit

Sarfaraz Hasni, M.D.
Led by Dr. Sarfaraz Hasni, the unit studies the natural history and pathogenesis of lupus and involved in designing and conducting early phase clinical trials.

Lupus Genomics and Global Health Disparities Unit

Laura B. Lewandowski, M.S., M.D.
Dr. Lewandowski leads a team of scientists studying systemic lupus erythematosus patients in populations around the globe. Her research focuses on genetic drivers of severe disease and inflammation in diverse cohorts worldwide.

Molecular Immunology and Inflammation Branch

John O’Shea, M.D.
Led by Dr. John O’Shea, the branch investigates how T cells play a role in both immune defense and development of immune-mediated diseases.

Muscle Disease Unit

Andrew Mammen, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Andrew Mammen, the unit researches human muscle diseases, as well the basic biology of skeletal muscle regeneration.

Pediatric Translational Research Branch

Robert A. Colbert, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Robert Colbert, the branch studies Spondyloarthritis, particularly early-onset Ankylosing Spondylitis and spinal development in children.

Protein Expression Laboratory

Paul Wingfield, Ph.D.
Led by Paul Wingfield, Ph.D., the Protein Expression Laboratory supports NIH research projects by analyzing and providing HIV proteins to their researchers and scientists.

Systemic Autoimmunity Branch

Mariana J. Kaplan, M.D.
Led by Dr. Mariana Kaplan, the branch studies autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, seeking treatments and improved outcomes.

Vasculitis Translational Research Program

Peter Grayson, M.D., M.Sc.
Led by Dr. Peter Grayson, the program studies systemic vasculitis by evaluating patients with the disease through comprehensive research initiatives.

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Cutaneous Leukocyte Biology Section

Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, the section investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate immunological and structural homeostasis in the skin.

Cutaneous Microbiome and Inflammation Section

Heidi H. Kong, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Led by Heidi Kong, the section uses genomics to study the skin microbes in healthy individuals and patients with skin diseases and to expand our understanding of host-microbe interactions.

Protein Expression Laboratory

Paul Wingfield, Ph.D.
Led by Paul Wingfield, Ph.D., the Protein Expression Laboratory supports NIH research projects by analyzing and providing HIV proteins to their researchers and scientists.

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Clinical and Investigative Orthopedics Surgery Unit

Timothy Bhattacharyya, M.D.
Led by Dr. Timothy Bhattacharyya, the unit investigates orthopedic conditions, including femur fractures and hip infections, and related treatments.

Laboratory of Skin Biology

Maria I. Morasso, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Maria I. Morasso, the lab studies processes of epidermal differentiation, skin barrier formation and wound healing.

Pediatric Translational Research Branch

Robert A. Colbert, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Robert Colbert, the branch studies Spondyloarthritis, particularly early-onset Ankylosing Spondylitis and spinal development in children.

Protein Expression Laboratory

Paul Wingfield, Ph.D.
Led by Paul Wingfield, Ph.D., the Protein Expression Laboratory supports NIH research projects by analyzing and providing HIV proteins to their researchers and scientists.

RNA Molecular Biology Group

Markus Hafner, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Markus Hafner, the group studies the makeup of ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) involved in cellular RNA transport and control of RNA stability.

Systemic Autoimmunity Branch

Mariana J. Kaplan, M.D.
Led by Dr. Mariana Kaplan, the branch studies autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, seeking treatments and improved outcomes.

Muscle Biology

Juvenile Myositis Pathogenesis and Therapeutics Unit

Hanna Kim, M.S., M.D.
Led by Dr. Hanna Kim, this unit studies juvenile myositis, including juvenile dermatomyositis, by comprehensively evaluating patients to better understand disease pathogenesis and conducting early phase clinical trials to evaluate new treatments.

Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation

Vittorio Sartorelli, M.D.
Led by Dr. Vittorio Sartorelli, the lab studies mechanisms that regulate specification, differentiation, and regeneration of skeletal muscle cells.

Muscle Disease Unit

Andrew Mammen, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Andrew Mammen, the unit researches human muscle diseases, as well the basic biology of skeletal muscle regeneration.

RNA Biology

RNA Molecular Biology Group

Markus Hafner, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Markus Hafner, the group studies the makeup of ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) involved in cellular RNA transport and control of RNA stability.

Skin Biology

Cutaneous Development and Carcinogenesis Section

Isaac Brownell, M.D., Ph.D.

The Cutaneous Development and Carcinogenesis Section studies the signaling pathways such as Hedgehog signaling that regulate the development and maintenance of normal skin and the changes in these signals that occur during the formation of skin cancer. Our investigations include studying the specification and maintenance of cell lineages in the skin, studying the regulation of stem cells in the skin, and using mouse genetics to model carcinogenesis in the skin.

Cutaneous Leukocyte Biology Section

Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, the section investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate immunological and structural homeostasis in the skin.

Cutaneous Microbiome and Inflammation Section

Heidi H. Kong, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Led by Heidi Kong, the section uses genomics to study the skin microbes in healthy individuals and patients with skin diseases and to expand our understanding of host-microbe interactions.

Dermatology Consultation Service

Edward W. Cowen, M.D., M.H.Sc.
The Dermatology Consultation Service at the NIH Clinical Center evaluates patients with a variety of rare diseases with cutaneous manifestations. In addition, patients who experience adverse reactions to experimental therapeutic agents or manifest unrelated skin conditions while at the NIH are evaluated and treated. Dermatology Branch clinical fellows, fellows from other NIH Institutes, and visiting dermatology residents from around the country receive training on the Dermatology consult service.

Laboratory of Skin Biology

Maria I. Morasso, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Maria I. Morasso, the lab studies processes of epidermal differentiation, skin barrier formation and wound healing.

Stem Cell Biology

Clinical and Investigative Orthopedics Surgery Unit

Timothy Bhattacharyya, M.D.
Led by Dr. Timothy Bhattacharyya, the unit investigates orthopedic conditions, including femur fractures and hip infections, and related treatments.

Laboratory of Muscle Stem Cells and Gene Regulation

Vittorio Sartorelli, M.D.
Led by Dr. Vittorio Sartorelli, the lab studies mechanisms that regulate specification, differentiation, and regeneration of skeletal muscle cells.

Pediatric Translational Research Branch

Robert A. Colbert, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Robert Colbert, the branch studies Spondyloarthritis, particularly early-onset Ankylosing Spondylitis and spinal development in children.

Structural Biology

Laboratory of Structural Biology Research

Paul Wingfield, Ph.D.
The lab studies viruses, cytoskeletal filaments, and energy-dependent proteases to explain macromolecular complexes.

Systems Biology

Functional Immunogenomics Unit

Luis M. Franco, M.D.
The Functional Immunogenomics Unit applies cutting-edge genomic technologies to the solution of medically important questions related to the immune system. A major focus is on the molecular dissection of the immunoregulatory effects of glucocorticoids

RNA Molecular Biology Group

Markus Hafner, Ph.D.
Led by Dr. Markus Hafner, the group studies the makeup of ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) involved in cellular RNA transport and control of RNA stability.

Systemic Autoimmunity Branch

Mariana J. Kaplan, M.D.
Led by Dr. Mariana Kaplan, the branch studies autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, seeking treatments and improved outcomes.

Virology

Cutaneous Leukocyte Biology Section

Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, M.D., Ph.D.
Led by Keisuke (Chris) Nagao, the section investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate immunological and structural homeostasis in the skin.

Protein Expression Laboratory

Paul Wingfield, Ph.D.
Led by Paul Wingfield, Ph.D., the Protein Expression Laboratory supports NIH research projects by analyzing and providing HIV proteins to their researchers and scientists.
Last Updated: June 2021